Katy Perry and Ron Burgundy to appear at MTV EMAs


Katy Perry

Katy Perry will perform at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

The American singer will play her new single Unconditionally at the ceremony, which takes place at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome on 10 November.

The track is the second single taken from her new album Prism.

Will Ferrell will also make an appearance as fictional newsreader Ron Burgundy from The Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues at the awards show next month.

Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate
Image caption Will Ferrell (left) will play Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

He will make several news reports from around the Dutch capital during the ceremony.

The sequel to the 2004 original Anchorman film is released in UK cinemas on 20 December.

The bookings are said to be part of MTV's plans to attract a larger American audience for the event.

As well as performing, 28-year-old Perry has been nominated in two categories including best female artist.

Justin Timberlake
Image caption Justin Timberlake is nominated for five MTV Europe Music Awards

Other artists named in two EMA categories include Rihanna, Eminem, Jay Z, Bastille, The Killers, Rita Ora, Drake, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea.

Justin Timberlake and duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations this year, both getting five nods.

Timberlake's nominations include best male artist while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are up for best song for Thrift Shop and best hip-hop act

They will go head-to-head with Timberlake for best US act.

Lady Gaga
Image caption Lady Gaga is among the artists who have been named in four EMA categories

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are all up for four awards.

Cyrus' nominations include best pop and US act, while Justin Bieber is also up for best pop, male, biggest fans and Canadian act.

Robin Thicke, who headlined 1Xtra Live in Liverpool earlier this week, is nominated for best song for Blurred Lines, US Act and world stage award for a performance in Malaysia earlier this month.

Lady Gaga is named in the best look and biggest fans categories.

One Direction's Harry Styles is also on the shortlist for best look.

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